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CBSE - IX - Chemistry

difference between homogeneous and hetrogeneous mixture

Asked by rohitrajesh54 5th September 2015, 1:40 PM
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Homogeneous mixtures: A mixture which has uniform composition and properties throughout its mass is called a homogeneous mixture. Examples: Sugar solution, salt solution etc.


Heterogeneous mixture: A mixture which has different composition and properties in different parts of their mass is called heterogeneous mixture. Examples: Sand mixed with salt, sugar in oil etc.

Types of mixtures



Solid in solid


Example: Bronze (Cu, Zn, Sn)

Gun powder (Charcoal, Sulphur, Nitre)

Solid in liquid

Iodine in alcohol, sugar in carbon disulphide, sugar in water, salt in water

Sugar in oil, sand in water

Liquid in solid

Amalgam (Hg + Au)

Water in sponge

Liquid in liquid

Methanol in water, acetone in water

Oil in water, kerosene in water

Gas in liquid

HCl in water

Helium in water

Liquid in gas

Moisture in air

Mist, fog

Gas in gas

Pure air

Air in industries

Answered by Expert 7th September 2015, 6:07 PM

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